Category: Health & Nutrition

UF Announces Expansion of Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry

Since 2015, the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry has assisted members of the University of Florida campus community who experience food insecurity. At a groundbreaking ceremony on May 7, UF announced it will expand the… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Lecturer Named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition interviews, creating educational… Read More

Media Alert: Take a Walk Through Nature for Better Health

Who:    UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County What:    Residents are invited to a free Earth Day walking event where they will experience new native plantings of trees at the UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County office. This event will kick off a… Read More

4-H Youth and UnitedHealthcare Promote Health through Food Literacy and Active Living while at the State Capitol

UnitedHealthcare brought its 4-H Food Smart Families program to the Florida Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee Thursday, April 5. More than 700 4-H youth from across the state, including 4-H Health Ambassadors, participated in the event by motivating Floridians… Read More

UF Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Floridians Eat Healthier

March is National Nutrition Month, a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to eating right. But if resources are limited, it can be hard for individuals and families to access nutritious foods and practice… Read More

National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nutrients from fresh foods give you “more bang for your nutritional buck,” says a registered dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “For every calorie, there’s also going to be… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Celebrates National Heart Health Month with Innovative Programs

ORLANDO, Fla. – February is National Heart Health Month, and agents with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are gearing up with programs to help central Florida residents get and stay healthy…. Read More

UF/IFAS Expert: Eat Fresh Food for a Healthy Heart

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fresh food is your friend, and sodium and cholesterol your perpetual enemies in maintaining a healthy heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the… Read More

During Snack Month, Remember: Carrots Beat Cookies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent research on children’s snacking shows some stark statistics. All the more reason, says a University of Florida registered dietitian, to eat fruits and veggies rather than potato chips when it’s snack time. February is… Read More